Landing at Port-au-Prince

Wandering Aramean explains the challenges for relief flights landing in Port-au-Prince and the role of the US Air Force handling air traffic control on the ground.

There’s no fuel on the ground, so arriving flights need to carry enough petrol for their return trips. There aren’t enough parking spots, the runway isn’t up to the task of some of the jumbos looking to land, and there really aren’t ground crews to work the flights.

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